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Summary

Maulkin didn't know dying would mean a new eternity of dungeon delving, monster slaying, and glory hunting. If he had, he wouldn't have been so worried about kicking the bucket on a date gone even more wrong than usual. 

Reborn in the wild world of Amaranth, Maulkin finds himself in a hulking demi-human body with a sword of a size to match. Marked as an Eternal, a fledging immortal of boundless potential, Maulkin soon discovers he's been given a mission by the elder pantheon of this new realm: 

Grow stronger. Ascend to godhood. Spread chaos in their name. 

Oh and fend off that inbound apocalypse, if he can find the time. 

Who wants an easy afterlife anyway?

©2021 Luke Chmilenko and GD Penman (P)2021 Tantor

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Brilliantly story and great characters

Absolutely loved this book; It brought with it the style that I've come to love from Luke's other books but with something slightly mischievous and light running throughout. I think it has to be the main character, who has a refreshingly relatable chaotic streak 😈

I've not (yet!) read any of G.D. Penman's other novels but after reading this book I sure AF will be!

Luke Daniels bringing these characters to life was a real treat too, and one that has me torn now that I've just seen the second book is now out on Kindle!! do I wait or do I plough on?! the dilemma is real! Especially because I know I'll be heading Luke's character voices in my head when I read it 🙉 is that copying infringement?...it feels like theft regardless! 😳

I digress, back to the point, go listen to this book already!!

The magic & divinity systems in the book are really interesting, and I love the there is magic play but it's not the focus of the main character for a change; alone that would kind of suck, but there is a really fascinating balance struck with the divinity system allowing for our lovable barbarian type (don't want to try spelling his name after only having heard it 😅) to simultaneously focus heavily on physicality while also being able to do some really cool shit in and out of combat.

The out of combat utility really reminds me of of the elements that I adored in a Ascend Online, and I'm really excited to see where it's taken

Having the the magic not be the focus of the main character, rather him playing witness to its effects more often than not, allows for quite an interesting soft magic system that still feels quite solid especially with the LitRPG style stats

The source of the 'problems' underground was predictable, but in the most deliciously satisfying way, where in the lead up I had a couple theories that snapped into place before hand and I found myself eagerly anticipating as much hunch was borne out

The fight scenes are engaging, with some interesting encounters, and the rate of progression is both satisfying fast and with enough room for growth that it doesn't out pace the story.

The limitations on artifice, both in terms of maintaining physical control of the body, and in what can't be manipulated, make for a cool story telling tool too, as it's not hard to make them unable to solve all the problems the characters face, while allowing for fast traversal of otherwise tedious obstacles. It lets the challenges maintain a sense of scale while still being achievable to these new low level characters

Overall I highly recommend this series to both existing LitRPG fans and new readers alike, it makes for a very accessible, highly entertaining read with moments of both harrowing darkness, laugh out loud dialogue

Thank you both Luke Chmilenko & G.D. Penman for bringing this into the world, it was a much needed escape from reality and I look forward to diving back into your world with the next volume!

Thank you Luke Daniels for giving life to these characters and making them feel so real, it's been a pleasure listening to you do your thing yet again!

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  • 25-06-21

Disappointing

The book starts by using satire to make fun of litrpg clichés before following those clichés to the letter. The humour is basically making fun of litrpg or just commenting on what ever stupid aspect of the world the author created specifically for that purpose.

The main charector is stupid he let's someone try to kill him three times then gives them invaluable information about there powers because mc doesn't want to hurt the person trying to murder him. Sigh

Even the way the mc dies initially is almost comically pathetic, i dont care about the loser who only has a spine when it's plot convient.

As for the other charectors they are basically just there to talk to the mc and talk about him and how stupid he is which is supposed to be funny but just comes of as stupid writing.

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  • Mitchard Apides
  • 29-05-21

Combat, comedy and Cow man!

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- Comedy is on point, gave me a hearty chuckle.
- Narration is superb, it made the book 100x more amazing. His different voices for every character made it easy to follow who is who.
- Unique style of leveling up, and skills are not generic, made me guess what he could be getting next.
- The quests are interesting with the author adding his own flair to the usual fantasy races.
- He didn't choose human as a starting character.
- Non stop action from start to finish.
- Almost 19 hrs, that is a great deal!
- Supporting characters are well written, you actually care about them.

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- Honestly, the faults of the book are so minuscule that you just forget/forgive it. Nothing that really pissed me off or took me away from the story.

I highly recommend this book, if you are looking for something funny with mindless violence to take you away from your mundane life. This is the book. Buy it. You will love it.

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  • James Cuevas
  • 29-05-21

Slapstick Comedy meets LitRPG in the best possible way.

Imagine an otaku jettisoned out of his room and into a world he’s always fantasized about. And then he gets kicked in the nuts.

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  • Jarred Scoopie Allen
  • 31-05-21

Good book yet I wish the MC wasn't such a BETA

Everyone but the MC apparently has the right to be an a$#hol@, selfish, demeaning, arrogant and ruthless yet as soon as he reacts from the constant abuse from others, they shame him into the ground. He always cucks when this happens instead of standing his ground. it's annoying yet this is still a good book. it's just extremely unrealistic that someone can be an extremely competent leader and hero yet so low self esteem and folding at the same time.

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  • PorterPan
  • 09-06-21

The narrator absolutely made this novel

the narrator really brought the characters to life and added so much flavor to the conversations that left you feeling involved and relatable. The story had some good flow with the main character that owned up to his own level of crazy but still acknowledge that there was some work that he could do. The magic and divinity powers were interesting with a little more narrowed leveling and skill system that leaves some powers and abilities a little more ambiguous and their use. I will definitely be checking out the next book when it comes out but will probably wait until it is on audible

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  • Mario
  • 31-05-21

its an ok book but not one I would continue follow

dumb mc making cracks and puns all the time. I am confused as to why skills aren't upgraded and don't care enough to bother knowing why. the whole book the mc is near death every fight and heals save the day. rinse and repeat.....

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  • Andrew
  • 08-06-21

Great addition to litrpg genre

Well written, not to serious but definitely kept you interested. Definitely will read the next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-05-21

terrible litrpg

omg what a waste. Luke Daniel is the only good part of this book. MC is a complete and utterly moron who blunders his way through. On top of that he dribbles on with his thoughts like he's a sage but yet makes dumb decisions thats happens to work out. honestly I could go on about details that made this book a waste but I will not because I want to forget this turd stain of a book..........plz for the love of litrpgs dnt buy

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  • jese llavona
  • 06-07-21

When a fun story and a great narrator meet!

I was uncertain when my friend recommended this book to me but my doubts were unfounded. The world was interesting, MC while a meat head was not stupid. the supporting character were fun and interesting. To top it all off Luke Daniels killed it. 💪

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  • Blaine
  • 30-06-21

I liked this one

This was a good story and had a lot of fun aspects to it. The premise is interesting as well at first I was getting Chaos Seeds vibes but it definitely went in it own direction. There were a few moments where I felt like there was definitely some plot hole armor especially with the healing skills cool down but overall I definitely enjoyed the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-21

Wow just wow!!

At first I was skeptical of how good this book could be as good as the reviews but boy was I surprised. The writing and the narrator had me laughing and intrigued. I’m honestly sad that I have to wait for the next book. Please hurry and keep the same narrator!!!

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